I currently have setup some Hue lights all over the house along with some motion sensors. For example, on the stairs leading to the living room/kitchen, I have setup a motion sensor that turns on the lights as you approach the stairs.
I setup Smartthings to turn off the lights automatically after 20 min, but there are periods of time when someone is in the kitchen for more than 20 min. How can I setup the motion sensor and lights to turn off, to let’s say when I leave the living room/kitchen.
I do have another sensor on the stairs that controls the lights on the hallway as I leave the living room then another motion sensor at the end of the hallway that leads into the bedroom. This is one is also set up to turn on the hallway lights when I leave the bedroom. The hallway lights are set to turn off after 5 min.
So that brings me to my question: how do I make use of all those sensors to turn off the lights in the living room when no one is in the room?
OK, smartthings doesn’t have any way of controlling the Hue sensors which are connected to the hue bridge, so you just have to do whatever you can do within the hue app.
Hue offers the “Hue labs formulas” with some app options that are still in beta. They have a whole bunch of these for the motion sensor, some of which sound like they might fit some of your use cases. So you should definitely check those out.
OK, if you have them controllable by SmartThings, then they fall into the same group is the other sensors. For some of these cases you’ve described, you will probably need webcore, it just depends on the details.